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Repeatedly Negative Hpt
That's normal: All normal girls and normal women have negative home pregnancy test results during the majority of their lifetimes. It's only when a woman becomes pregnant that the test result turns positive (but returns to negative after a baby is born). Thus, the normal baseline result is negative. ...Read more
Missed period.: Could be that you have simply missed a period. This occurs for a variety of reasons, stress, exercise, and pregnancy, etc. Missed periods are very common at your age. You have pretty much ruled pregnancy out with a negative hpt at five days after the missed period. If you miss several mor periods you may want to see your doc to figure this out. ...Read more
Does happen: Some things that can cause a false negative HPT: Taking the test too early; Checking the results too soon (you have to read instructions and set a timer); Drinking a lot of water can dilute your urine and give you a false negative (first am urine is most concentrated). A pregnancy that isn't doing well such as an ectopic pregnancy sometimes doesn't make enough hormone to turn a test positive. ...Read more
You can retake it: In a week or less if you still don't have your period. ...Read more
At 15 days after: missed period it should have triggered by now. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy ...Read more
HPT test results: Very early in pregnancy, the beta-HCG levels will be higher in the morning so will trigger the home urine testing kits to test positive sooner. Later in the day, a woman can drink enough water to dilute the hormone level down enough to get a negative test. This is only true in VERY early pregnancy. Once a woman gets to 3 weeks after conception, it doesn't matter time of day. ...Read more
Believe the...: Believe the third test, which is done 7 days from now. If it is positive then, there is a pregnancy... which usually means a cute little baby on the way. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a negative result may be due to testing too early. ...Read more
Pregnancy: Hi, home pregnancy tests r very accurate although they could have false negative but very rare at wk 7th, if any doubt see ur family doctor for blood pregnancy test. Besides pregnancy a lot of other conditions can cause missed period like stress, hormonal imbalance, excessive weight loss and exercise, thyroid problem among others, ...Read more
Blood test: Depends on the package directions-safe bet-get a blood pregnancy test. ...Read more
Not pregnant: You should see your doctor. A blood test can be performed to confirm you are not pregnant. If you are trying to become pregnant, you need to take prenatal vitamins now, before pregnancy. If you have a history of irregular cycles, this needs to be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more
My hpt are negative though inspite of my body behaving differently at least for the last 6-7 yrs?
Medical concerns: Your symptoms are not there if you have concerns with this long a duration my only answer is see physician detailed history physical and supporting bloodwork indicated to arrive at any meaningful answers and or treatment. ...Read more
Have heard that HPTs don't work for some women. I have had 7 negatives 3 months after sex. Should I believe them?
Update: after testing positive to 6 hpt's, I tested negative 3 times within the past few days. What does this mean?
Am I pregnant?: There must be more to this story, especially getting that many tests.... But, many if not most of pregnancies end in miscarriage. Women often are not even aware they are pregnant and then they have a particularly hard blood flow or cramping. Neither of the above tests were probably wrong. I would bet you have had a miscarriage. ...Read more